“Other wins include many legislative challengers and open seats”
Baltimore, MD – Candidates backed by the environmental group Clean Water Action won big in Tuesday’s primary elections, with 66 of 75 endorsed candidates coming out on top.
“Brian Frosh’s win for Attorney General was especially important,” said Clean Water Action’s Andy Galli. Galli says his organization’s members – more than 98,000 in Maryland – and person-to-person grassroots campaigning were big factors in Frosh’s contest and in other races where environmental and health concerns helped boost turnout for the endorsed candidates.
Baltimore, MD – Maryland’s seven coal-fired power plants dump tens of millions of pounds of toxic metals into the state’s waterways each year, according to a report released today by a coalition of environmental and clean water groups. None are currently required to limit the amounts of arsenic, mercury, lead and selenium they discharge into Maryland’s rivers and streams.
“These are all waterways that end up in our Chesapeake Bay,” said Clean Water Action’s Andrew Fellows. “That means this toxic pollution is flowing towards the Bay, too. When it comes to almost every other source of pollution, no industry is allowed to treat our Bay and its tributaries as an open sewer.
Trenton, NJ - A broad coalition of environmental, community, labor and faith-based groups from around the state are calling on members of the New Jersey Legislature to put in place protections against toxic fracking waste. The Legislature passed the bill in June, but Gov. Christie announced his veto of the bill on Friday. The legislation bans the disposal, treatment, and discharge of waste created through the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas, and can still be put in place if the Legislature overrides the Governor's veto. At the campaign launch, the coalition unveiled the new symbol for the campaign, a dump truck meeting STOP signs.